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Google’s Street View

It’s only been a bit over a month since I learned about Seety. Today, researching an address in Paris, I accidentally zoomed in too much. To my surprise, the map changed to the interactive view of the Parisian location, very similar (but with more controls) to the one found at…

How about some motivation!

How about some motivation!

One of my favorite “fun in pictures” sites on the web, The Village of Joy, has got a hilarious collection of motivational posters. They vary in the strength of message, but they all are pretty funny. See for yourself: 25 Motivational Posters. Nerd that I am, I especially liked the…

A fountain that paints

This is amazing! The fountain in the video below makes pictures and words with falling water. The principle is akin to that of an ink-jet printer. Hundreds of nozzles create precise streams of water, timed in a way to create images. The attraction welcomes people to Canal City Hakata, a…

Seety

I received this link in an email from Cheryl and Rupert. Seety is an amusing online application that lets you virtually travel along the streets of London. Despite what the website tag line implies, the pictures are not live (I think the investment required for that coupled with obvious civil…

Early-week quizzery

A couple of fun quizzes that I picked over at Jason’s hit the mark in regards to my self-awareness. Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test… Balanced, Secure, and Realistic. 25 Impressionist, -1 Islamic, 1 Ukiyo-e, -22 Cubist, -11 Abstract and -5 Renaissance! Impressionism is…

Awesome architecture

Awesome architecture

My friend Irene has clued me on to this great collection of unusual architectural wonders of the world over at Village of Joy. There are a few among the 100 – don’t forget to click on Part 2 link – that I’ve seen up close, but not too many. So…

A bit of quiz fun

A bit of quiz fun

I picked up a couple of fun quizzes at my brother’s. Name That Movie Villain It’s a bit misleading, actually. I inexplicably screwed up the villain from Men in Black, but I also blindly guessed Jack Nicholson’s character, and with only two female villains, I had a 50/50 chance of…

Still a libertarian

Again, Jim started it, and a few of my other friends followed suit. This is supposedly a more in-depth evaluation of one’s political leanings, although I have a problem with how a number of questions were worded. Just as that other test, it seems to ignore some of the key…

Outed

You desire substantially less government control of personal activity and somewhat less government control over economic activity than is presently the case in the U.S. I used to classify this area as part of “Moderate Libertarian;” but got many objections; I guess calling you a moderate libertarian is akin to…

A social butterfly

I find the label funny, but I think the description matches how I perceive myself (which is not to say that my friends must perceive me the same way – but I hope they do, except that “fake” stuff). Your result for The Social Proficiency Test… SOCIAL BUTTERFLY You scored…

A six-foot dwarf, me

It does not often happen that a personality test gives me a result that I can totally see myself as. Which Discworld Character are you like (with pics) You scored as Carrot Ironfounderson You are Captain Carrot Ironfounderson of the City Watch in the greatest city on the Discworld: Ankh-Morpork!…

Haven’t been called that yet…

A number of people whose blogs I read have done this, so apologies for absence of credits. This is an online test that paints me in a whole new light. Actually, it’s not that much off… Your result for The Perception Personality Image Test… NBPC – The Daydreamer Nature, Background,…

Pushkin, anyone?

This is just too hilarious. I have to post it, even though any non-Russian-speaking reader of mine may not get to fully appreciate the hilarity (not that you shouldn’t try – the flash-card text is a hoot all by itself). Thanks, Dad.

Alas, not really a genius

In a moment of lull, I suddenly decided to take a test to see what my IQ is. You know, I always pegged myself as a type of a quiet genius, possessing formidable intellect, but too lackadaisical to put it to any entrepreneurial use or scientific pursuit. Yet, vain person…